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WILKES HONORS COLLEGE RECEIVES TOP NATIONAL RATING FOR THE SECOND TIME

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FAU WELCOMES STUDENTS FOR FALL 2021 SEMESTER

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THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE HAS GONE VIRTUAL!

Community Engagement

The Wilkes Honors College has a unique commitment to authentic engagement with the surrounding community. We define community engagement as collaboration with our surrounding local, regional, and global partners characterized by mutually beneficial exchange and reciprocity. We believe that our students are at their best when they engage in experiential learning through internships, academic service learning, study abroad, and community based research that addresses community-identified needs. Our commitment reflects and builds upon the FAU Strategic Plan Platform of Community Engagement and Economic Development.

 
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FAU Welcomes Students for Fall 2021 Semester

FAU has officially welcomed the incoming freshman class for the fall 2021 semester and opened two new dormitory buildings. more

Summer 2021 graduate

FAU Celebrates Summer 2021 Graduates

Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 2,000 degrees today for the summer 2021 semester during four in-person commencement ceremonies. more

Researchers assessed the health of gopher tortoises, including these two hatchlings, at two sites in southeastern Florida (Photo credit: Bethany Augliere)

STUDY REVEALS HEALTH STATUS OF VULNERABLE GOPHER TORTOISES

FAU researchers have conducted a comprehensive health assessment of gopher tortoises at two sites in southeastern Florida, which provides important baseline information on this vulnerable species. more

Timothy Steigenga, Ph.D.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters Volunteer of the Year

Timothy Steigenga, Ph.D., associate dean for community engagement at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College was selected as the 2021 Volunteer of the Year by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. more

From left to right, Andre Jones; Bradley Sorte; Shernette Dunn, Ph.D.; Melissa Durbin; Viridiana Lieberman; Dr. David Dillon; and Dr. Michael Metzner. Not pictured: Raymond Faloona and Maria Jasin, Ph.D.

FAU HONORS 2021 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ALONG WITH DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI

The Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association (FAUAA) hosted its annual Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni ceremony and reception recently. more

 
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SPOTLIGHT STORIES

Jannatul Begum
Jannatul Begum

Jannatul Begum graduated from Lake Worth Community High School and came to the Wilkes Honors College with an interest in Neuroscience. As Jannatul explains, “I chose the HC because of the small, interactive class sizes.... Read More

Michael Berg
Michael Berg

Michael Berg came to the Wilkes Honors College from Anclote High School in Holiday, Florida. A Flager Scholar, Michael chose this concentration so that he would the opportunity to pursue a career in either education or foreign... Read More

Morgan Cable
Morgan Cable '05

Dr. Morgan Cable is a research scientist and group supervisor in the Astrobiology and Oceans Worlds Group at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. She worked on the Cassini Mission as a Project Science... Read More

Olivia Ducram
Olivia Ducram '20

Olivia began her freshman year attending the Harriet Wilkes Honors College. After receiving an invitation to attend Scholar’s Day, Olivia was awarded the Henry Morrison Flagler scholarship, which provides her with internship... Read More

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Professor Receives Presidential Award for Outstanding Community Engagement

Jacqueline Fewkes, Ph.D., is the recipient of a Florida Atlantic University Presidential Award for Outstanding Faculty-Led Community Engagement for Engaged Teaching. Dr. Fewkes is one of the three faculty members awarded... Read More

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Wilkes Honors Professor Recipient of Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching Award

Kevin Lanning, Ph.D., received FAU’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching during the 51st annual Honors Convocation Awards. Dr. Lanning was among the founding faculty members of the Harriet L. Wilkes... Read More

 
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